Fresno Valedictorian May Be Deported

June 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bullard High School holds its graduation Tuesday afternoon, but its valedictorian is getting attention for more than his diploma.Arthur Mkoyan may be deported shortly after graduation. He'd like to stay in the United States and has already been accepted to U.C. Davis, but immigration ordered Arthur and his mother to leave the U.S. by late June and return to Armenia.

Arthur's family fled from the former Soviet Union and has been seeking asylum since 1992.

His father applied for asylum but was rejected. He is currently at a detention center in Arizona.

Senator Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce a private bill that could delay a deportation order.